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Celebrating Talent – No Matter Who you are or Where you come from

Madeleine White interviews Lena Smith   Once upon a time the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham libraries decided to create a literary festival. The aim was to get a borough with very low literacy rates engaged with reading books and using libraries in an innovative way. So, in 2011 the reading festival ...

Barking and Dagenham libraries: a new NPO, and hosting the Libraries Taskforce

Barking and Dagenham libraries: a new NPO, and hosting the Libraries Taskforce Posted by:Julia Chandler, Posted on:26 June 2018 on GOV.UK - Categories:Outcome: communities, Outcome: culture, Outcome: literacy, Taskforce The 20th meeting of the Libraries Taskforce took place in Barking Learning Centre (BLC) on Tuesday 12 June. A large modern building opposite the Town Hall, which contains the ...

Pen to Print: Real People, Real Stories

Pen to Print: Real People, Real Stories Posted by:Lena Smith, Posted on:11 April 2017  GOV.UK - Categories:Outcome: culture Culture icon Origins of the project Pen to Print first began in November 2014 when, after several years of planning, we were successful in getting a grant from Arts Council England to be able to make it happen. ...